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The Westport Friends Meeting will hold a vigil this Sunday, Jan. 23 to stand together against intolerance and hate, following the recent theft of seven "Black Lives Matters" flags from the meeting … more
STORY OF THE WEEK: Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott was the right person in the right place at the right time when the pandemic came to Rhode Island. Although she had never faced a challenge of that … more
Monday, Jan. 10 Police responded to a burglar alarm on Mainsail Drive at 11:12 a.m. The house was secure. Police looked for but could not locate an erratic driver on Bulgarmarsh Road just after … more
Voters throughout the state, including those in some Tiverton and Portsmouth neighborhoods, may become part of new political precincts if the General Assembly approves a special commission’s … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School girls’ varsity gymnastics team took first place in a meet against Barrington and Middletown on Sunday at Prestige Fitness & Gymnastics … more
Carl E. “Sandy” Sanderson, 90, passed on January 7, 2022, surrounded by his family. Carl graduated from Somerset High School in 1949, attended the Univ. of North Georgia. He joined the … more
BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has reopened the Mount Hope Bridge and lifted travel restrictions on all bridges. Members of the public … more
PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) has closed the Mount Hope Bridge due to high winds, effective immediately. Motorists who are denied passage will … more
Barbara Louise (Kent) Elliott, age 95, died peacefully while surrounded by family on Saturday, January 8, 2022. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 51 years, Wayne K. Elliott. Barbara … more
A Tiverton man allegedly found in possession of more than 150 images and videos depicting child sexual abuse was arrested Tuesday. David Burke, 63, was charged with possession of child pornography … more
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